Wednesday, May 31, 2017

T-shirt says Tell me how to spell 90 I'm from DC

Recently, google reported that the word that DC residents most often search how to spell is 'ninety'.

New Free DC T-shirt is a reminder of DC's Status

Those of us who live in DC know that that the residents of Washington DC are obligated to perform all duties of US citizens, including paying federal income taxes. However, DC residents are taxed without representation since we do not have a senator and our house member is a non-voting delegate. As a reminder of this, here's a men's panel t-shirt says "Free DC" in white letters on a red background.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Washington region must respond to proposal to relocate government agencies

According to the Washington Examiner, House Democrat Tim Ryan has proposed decentralizing the federal government. Rep. Ryan's proposal is designed to be an economic stimulus to other parts of the country. Local officials must engage now to prevent this threat to our local economy. While relocating federal jobs might boost economies in other parts of the country, the federal government is the backbone of how we feed our families today throughout the DMV. Even folks who don't work for the federal government benefit from its presence here. The issue of decentralizing the federal government should be a priority on the agendas' of Mayor Bowser, Rep. Norton, Gov. Hogan, and Gov. McAuliffe. 

Despite the Wall Street Journal's argument that the influence of the federal government on the Washington region's economy is diminishing, even the WSJ admits that 11% of the region's workers are employed by the federal government. And that number doesn't count people who indirectly benefit from the presence of federal government, such as restaurant workers.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Washington DC Inspired Flip Flops

Be prepared for next month's arrival of summer in DC with these red flip flops.